Travel Features

Trekking To Our Nation’s Parks

opening- spread-for-travel-issue“A visit inspires love of country; begets contentment; engenders pride of possession; contains the antidote for national restlessness. It teaches love of nature, of trees and flowers, the rippling brooks, the crystal lakes, the snow-clad mountains peaks, the wild life encountered everywhere amid native surroundings,” wrote Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service. “He is a better citizen with a keener appreciation of the privilege of living here who has toured the national parks.”

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

roosevelt-national-parkNorth Dakota is nicknamed the Roughrider State after Theodore Roosevelt’s 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry. TR (folks didn’t call him Teddy to his face) loved North Dakota. Tour western North Dakota, and you will understand why TR said if he were given the choice to remember only one aspect of his life, he would want to remember his adventures in Dakota Territory.

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Top True Western Towns of 2013

True-west-Top-Town_fort-Smith-Arkansas#1 Fort Smith, Arkansas

Location is everything in real estate. It’s also pretty darned important in history.

The western Arkansas town of Fort Smith sits tucked in a bend of the Arkansas River, up against the border of what was once the Indian Territory, on the very edge of the Wild West.

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Wet Your Whistle at These Historic Saloons

Saloons_old-west_white-elephanta-saloon-fort-worth"Saloon openings are all the rage. The Oriental is simply gorgeous and is pronounced the finest place of the kind this side of San Francisco."

“The bar is a marvel of beauty; the sideboards were made for the Baldwin Hotel; the gaming room connected is carpeted with Brussels, brilliantly lighted, and furnished with reading matter and writing materials for its patrons.

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Heritage Travel of 2012

best-of-western-heritage-travel_true-west-magazineTo promote Arizona’s centennial, our contributing editors Jana Bommersbach and Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble teamed up with Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell at various historic sites across the state to film Outrageous Arizona for PBS.

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True West Site Guide


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